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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Extending LVM partition on Virtualbox/Ubuntu

I stupidly created a dynamic disk when I created a VM. The disk has been converted to Fixed and the size upped to 20GB. I booted into a GParted live CD and extended the partition up to the maximum. ...
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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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GParted - cant have overlapping partitions

Simple question: GParted shows that I have overlapping partitions. I dont understand much from partitions, but this is my output "fdisk -l -u": http://pastebin.com/MySTBhNF If you can tell me what ...
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Change The System Partition, Windows XP

my computer originally attached with two hard disk (disk1 as C: and disk2 as E:) where disk1 is SATA (system partition) and disk2 is IDE (boot). then, i attached another hard disk (disk3 as D: , ...
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Formatting filesystem in partitioned loop file corrupts partition table

I created an approximately 3 gig file named test and partitioned it with fdisk. I then setup a loop device with that file (and an offset) in order to format an ext4 filesystem in the second partition. ...
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What does this libparted warning message mean?

I have a FAT partition on my disk, and I want to shrink its size. But when I do, I got the following warning. File system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it. Cluster size is 8k ...
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Duplicated windows 8 recovery partition

Let's me describe what am I trying to do first. I bought a laptop from HP(HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j137tx) with windows 8.1 in it and plan to dual boot it into windows 7 and windows 8.1(for debugging ...
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How to delete partitions from a bitlocker ssd on tablet

Let me start off by saying usually when I come across this I just take the drive out and hook to another comp and delete that way. I am pretty sure the ssd is on-board. ALSO SO EVERYONE IS ON THE ...
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Is there any harm in changing the label of a partition or drive?

Sometimes I want to avoid those auto-generated displayed names such as 59 GB Volume which gets mounted an auto-generated (and to me, "gibberish") path such as /media/andreas/54F85300F852DFB2. Is ...
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new windows 8.1 alongside with linux

I have pretty serious problem while installing any linux alongside windows 8.1. While trying to install, linux showing that my disk is empty, despite that i just installed windows a moment ago. Same ...
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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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Is exFAT less efficient at utilising disk space than HFS+?

I'm using rsync to copy all files from one 3TB external disk formatted HFS+ to another 3TB external disk formatted exFAT. I've double checked both disks are exactly the same size and formatted the ...
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Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
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What is this SSD in my laptop

I have a laptop running Kubuntu. This laptop comes with a 32GB SSD inside. Is it a drive that I may store any old files on it? If possible, I would like to put my operating system onto it so I may ...
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Windows equivalent of linux “blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdb” command?

I have three machines A,B and C. Machine A is connected to an iSCSI disk on Machine B. Machine A can only write information to this iSCSI disk. Machine C is also connected to this same iSCSI disk on ...
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OS Installation order

I have a laptop with a blank hard drive and I want to install Windows 8.1 Pro along with Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot) Which should I install first?? But before I install anything, I'm going to split the ...
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Pen-drive / USB-Drive not working after installing ubuntu in it

I put in ubuntu in pendrive and made pendrive bootable by unetbootin. Now the pendrive doesn't work anymore due to that, it is not opening, when I put in windows OS, it doesn't show its total space ...
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Can I repartition Centos 6 without losing any data?

I have 10 GB space in my /home partition. I am now running out of space in this partition. But I have enough space in my / partition. Is there any way to increase my /home disc space by transferring ...
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Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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RAID-0 setup, 1 broken drive, still 1 partition seems unharmed. Why?

It is not my setup and I do not know a lot about RAID, so I have trouble analysing what is going on here: What I observed: Two 1 TB HDDs are in a RAID-0 Array GParted sees 2 (1 TB) partitions ...
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Windows 7 installation is not finding system partition

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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Why does my swap partition not appear in GParted (runnning Linux Mint in VMWare)?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 in VMWare. htop reports that I have a swap of size 8187MB: http://postimg.org/image/a54es37wd/ I'd like to increase this but GParted doesn't show any swap partition: ...
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Image harddisk with clonezilla +install ubuntu+ copy data in that 1 TB external hard drive

I have just bought 1TB external hard drive so i can image my laptop's hard disk with clonezilla and i can always revert back if i am in some unknown trouble. I have almost 100Gb on my C drive. If ...
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What happened to the partitions I set up before installing windows, and the Ubuntu?

A recent tragedy caused me to reload everything. As I started, I split the windows partition in half, then halved the unused half into 2 separate quarters, (if you will). I had hoped to have windows ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14 dual boot partition mystery

I clean installed windows 8.1 on a new 1TB HD. During which I created a 120G partition for windows to live on. (it also creates a small 350M system partition by default). Next, using a LIVE CD I ...
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How to change ext4 primary partition to logical

This is how my partitions look like. They were created in a very lame way I admit:) My primary goal here is to be able to have another primary partition for 3rd OS but for this I need to do ...
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Making sense of partition tables

This is output of fdisk: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 419424255 209711104 83 Linux /dev/sda2 419424256 1258291199 419433472 ...
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Why does ubuntu linux insist on been installed on a ext partition and can it be installed on fat32 or NTFS?

Before i start don't lecture me on the fact that fat32 is old and hasn't been updated for nearly 20 years. Right now i have sorted that, I am trying to install ubuntu Linux on to a 64GB flash-drive ...
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Extended partition does not start on physical sector boundary on 512e (emulated 4k) hard-drive

My fdisk -l output tells me that my extended partition (sda4) is misaligned. But partitions inside it are aligned (their start sector is divisible by 8). Will the misaligned extended partition somehow ...
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Chkdisk seems to have wiped a drive it shouldn't have

I had a 3TB internal drive on my system (dual Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) and I recently lost it's entire contents. I'm hoping that there is some way of getting it back. I'm including here the events ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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GParted Copy Filesystem really slow

I recently got a new HDD and I am attempting to clone a Windows partition from my old one with GParted (running off live usb). What's bothering me is that GParted has been stuck on copying filesystem ...
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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System Image for Windows 8.1 Won't Restore

I have a problem restoring Windows 8.1 using a system image. I've re-installed Windows after accidentally wiping my partitions. Fortunately, I had a backup, but I haven't been able to get that ...
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ubuntu/kde - defining labels for partitions

I've got kubuntu 12.04 LTS. I use dolphin file manager a lot. On the left I've got Places panel, which you can see below: The question is - how can I configure my system to display my custom labels ...
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(How) can I recover a truecrypt partition, or files from it, after deleting it and formating over it?

I had two truecrypt encrypted drives, and I subjected them to this process: With the two drives mounted in truecrypt, I deleted their partitions using Windows 7 Disk Management After dismounting the ...
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i can't install fedora 20 dual core with windows 7 [closed]

why during installing fedora 20 linux it see all the hard drive as one disk and no available space, however i have 500GB HDD and hint tat i want to install it dual core with windows it says that the ...
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How can I clone hidden partitions and restore them exactly on the same drive?

I have a hard drive reporting weak sectors but I don't believe it is damaged, so I want to "Reinitialize disk surface" with Hard Disk Sentinel as proposed in thread. It is an acer laptop with a bunch ...
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Can't shrink to available partition volume in Windows

I have 1TB HDD with 800GB free space plus a typical System Reserved partition. I removed system files before shrinking in Disk Management since suggested shrinking size was no more than 100GB ...
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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partitioning and subvol strategy with btrfs

I'm new to btrfs and I'd like some advice on partitioning and subvolume strategy. The system is a light-duty web server, and assume it only has a single disk. With ext filesystems, I've always ...
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Deleting the Ubuntu Swap Partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows XP. XP on C: drive Ubuntu on D: drive and E: linux swap E: drive disappeared from XP "My Computer" but it appears in disk management saying unknown ...
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WD My Book Essentials- Can only copy files from command prompt very slow

I have an External WD My Book Essential 3tb that I was running a windows check disk with both options checked (fix file system errors, attempt recovery of bad sectors) during the process the check ...
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Linux lsblk output

If I run lsblk the following is my output. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 698.7G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 500M 0 part /boot ├─sda2 8:2 0 5.8G 0 part [SWAP] ...
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How to boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? [duplicate]

I like to know how I can boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? Is it possible to do that without going to BIOS? And do I have to partition my USB-stick for a live linux? Thanks
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Reverse the chain of VHDs - Undo the merging

Virtual hard drives are great tool. Especially the possibility to boot VHDs with windows and the possibility to boot differencing VHDs is great. One of my use scenarios is as follows: I install ...
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Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work

I have 64 GB RAM and 240 GB SSD on my computer, which I'm going to use for memory-intensive calculations (machine learning, data mining, etc.). Most of the advice I found on the Internet are ...
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Tricky partition editing.. Windows, linux, 2 hard drives

Here's my computer's old setup: 500 GB SSD ~ 140 GB Windows partition (/dev/sdb4 after 3 partitions < 300MB) ~ 200 GB shared data partition (ntfs) ~ 125 GB Linux partition ~ 6 GB ...
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Installing arch without wiping home partition

I was wondering if there was a way to install ArchBang Linux and replace my current install of Fedora without losing my home partition and without running into any crazy erros or whatever with ...