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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Way too many disks in rEFInd?

I'm using rEFInd on my mac that is installed on its own partition. Everything works fine except when I boot into rEFInd (the "EFI Boot" option under the disk selection menu on startup) it shows my OS ...
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Windows 7 in Boot Camp can't read other FAT32 partitions

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, I have OSX 10.6.8 installed, Windows 7 (through Boot Camp), and 2 FAT32 partitions. The extra two partitions are not visible to Windows 7, but they are visible on the OSX ...
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Partiton Requirement for Linux

I am new to Linux, I want to install it on my laptop which currently has 2 partitions C: which has windows 10 and F: which has 700 GB capacity. I want to install kali Linux, I want to know how many ...
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Cannot install windows, missing device driver

I am having Sony vaio VPCM126AG, which was running windows 10 pro. I tried to install chromium os hdd will had wiped full hdd, then chromium os was running well, but now I wanted to go back to ...
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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Fix boot sector in unallocated NTFS exteral hard drive

The damage Yesterday evening I accidentally started formatting my external HD (2TB NTFS formatted) and eventually completely removed (I replaced data with 0s) about 70MB. The analysis I ran ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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Auto-unmount NTFS partition when hibernating Xubuntu

I use a dual-boot setup (Xubuntu & Windows). My Windows has Fastboot and Hibernation disabled and my main OS is Xubuntu which i hibernate almost every day. I always make sure no NTFS partition is ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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How to extend windows partition if it is second partition?

How to extend windows partition if it is second partition? on my laptop I have debian and windows dual boot, Debian is at the beginning of the HDD, and the Windows takes last 120GB of my drive. I can ...
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UEFI firmware not recgonising GPT partition table

The UEFI firmware of my ASRock FM2A75 Pro4, fails to recognise the GPT partition tables of my SATA harddisks, as shown by the map EFI shell command: Device mapping table fs0 :Removable HardDisk ...
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Can Windows recovery save me?

I've been having a whole lot of issues with my triple booting laptop. If you want, see here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/720390/how-to-fix-my-grub-after-windows-10/720815#72081 Anyways, I've made ...
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Centos fstab how to know what filesystem to put

i have installed centos with default settings, and i'd like to partition my server securely by modifying fstab. Thing is i don't know which filesystem i should put in the fstab file to reference eg. ...
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Windows 10 will not boot up after resizing C partition using Easus

I have windows 10 64 bit. I had on drive with two partitions. One was primary the other system drive (C:) disk C was getting full so I decided to merge disk E: disk E: had files from previous ...
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I think I broke my PC Grub Rescue

I accidentally removed the Ubuntu partition I had on my PC and when I restarted I was prompted with Grub rescue I've tried to find the partition and to set root and prefix but each time I do ls ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Partitions merge possible?

I have many partitions created in my hdd which I dont know about. The red box represent the main partitions and blue box represent the uncreated partitions. Can I delete the partitions with blue box ...
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how to clone from one USB disk to another with Linux command line commands?

I have a Bigger 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 and some user data in total about 40GB on one partition which is about 900GB.I want to move this Fedora installation to a smaller 500GB USB disk. Yesterday ...
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Apple OSX - Prevent second partition asking for FileVault Password

wonder if anyone can help... So my work provides me with a MacBook Pro, what I have done is created a second partition with a second installation of OSX for personal use when at home. Both ...
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Recovering/repairing partition map following Linux installation/removal

Through a variety of Linux installations (and reinstallations) this evening, I seem to have borked the drive in my MacBook Pro. Gparted at some stage reported drive errors and tried to "fix" them, ...
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Android can read my MicrosSD card but Windows cannot

I have recently bought this MicroSD card. The disk was working nicely with my both Android device and Windows PC (through its built-in MemoryCard reader). This is what I have done to cause the ...
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How do I repair a corrupted/missing BCD/MBR Bootrecord?

So I just built a computer and set up my system on my SSD with Windows 10 while I had my HDD containing my old Windows 7 OS and my files. Somehow the MBR/BCD (system reserved partition) wasn't made ...
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Using 16 TB volumes with the ext3 filesystem on a Drobo Pro

There seems to be a limit to the usable volume size on the Drobo Pro disk array that only applies when using the ext3 file system. On other file systems, volumes can be 16 TB, but for ext3, Drobo ...
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How to recover data from corrupted WD external hardisk [duplicate]

I have Western Digital Passport 1 TB external Hard disk. It has got corrupted. When I connect to my Window 7 machine, my external hard disk rotates but my machine does not recognize it.I have checked ...
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prerequirement for lvreduce to shrink a lvm disk

I am trying to shrink my Fedora 20 lvm partition/disk (only one partition) with lvreduce. I have done that for my VirtualBox but this time it is for a external USB disk. I have backup my disk already. ...
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How to get rid of partitions on my external dual hard drive

I have a mediasonic HUR5-SU3 dual external hard drive. I put two WD 3tb hard drives in with raid1 set. So I should have a total of 3tb useable space. When I formatted it. It only allowed the partition ...
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What should be the installation order for the Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7

I was learning how to create a Dual Boot (Windows 10 and Windows 7) in a 250GB HDD. There were two partitions in the 250GB HDD. I installed Windows 7 first and then windows 10. The Windows ...
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Is it possible to install software once and it is usable in multiple Windows in different partitions?

Say if my HDD has three partitions, two of these three partitions have been installed with Windows 7 and 10, and there is one parition left for sharing photos between the two Windows. Say if I want ...
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LVM partitioned with 3 distros. Missing /sbin/init on some boot options

So I've installed Ubuntu with LVM and added Antegeros and Debian on seperate LVM partitions with them all sharing the same home. I can boot all of them if I select a particular Linux kernel version or ...
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Will GParted deactivate cause data loss?

I am using GParted Live CD to resize a Fedora external USB drive. I have a locked lvm2 pv disk on GParted. I have to deactivate it in order to shrink it, according to my online search. But that ...
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Debian : RAID drive showing 62% disk already used even though lot remaining

Sometime back I had configured RAID0 on our Debian X64 server and so far, it is working fine, no issues. One day, I just checked df -h, and it shows me that 62% of disk-space is already used. The ...
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Windows see resized FAT32 as RAW

I used gparted 0.24.0 parted 3.2 (on Arch Linux) to resize & move a FAT32 partition. After rebooted to Windows 10, the partition was detected as RAW. chkdsk refuse to check the partition, ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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Remove System tag from a data drive on Windows 7

While attempting to create a system image via Control Panel, Windows 7 has correctly identified the EFI System Partition and the C: System Partition to be included in the system image. But it's also ...
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How does Windows 10 stand up to being relocated?

I'd like to rearrange how my hard drive is laid out, and I'd like to take my Windows 10 partition and put it's own separate, smaller drive. If I'm using grub to boot, can I just run update-grub and ...
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Create HFS+ Partition on Existing NTFS Drive

I have a 2TB hard drive which has been formatted to be NTFS. I have my Windows 10 machine backed up to it. I also have a Mac which I would like to back up to it, but I do not want to delete the ...
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DISKPART SELECT PARTITION - not a valid partition

I have MicroSD card that I used to use it for my Android device. The sdcard still works without problem in my Android devices. Now, I am going to format it as NTFS in my Windows PC. I am experiencing ...
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Moving partitions with YaST Expert Partitioner: “already created on disk and cannot be moved”

I am currently trying to use the YaST partitioner tool (on openSUSE 13.2 under VirtualBox) to move the Linux swap partition on a VirtualBox virtual disk image. Upon trying to move any given partition ...
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windows 10 extend c drive on sdd

I have run out of space on my c drive and need to expand it from a now unallocated space on the SSD to install updates, however, the option to extend the c drive is greyed out in the windows 10 disk ...
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Disk partitioning, partition shrinking for triple-boot

I have the following situation on my main SSD: Boot EFI Windows 10 main (C:) Linux SWAP Ubuntu 15.10 main FAT 32 automounted common partition Now, I would like to add Kali Linux and triple-boot my ...
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Is it ok to repartition drives after dual booting windows and OS X yosemite?

recently i installed windows 7 along with mac OS X Yosemite(using bootcamp).Now i have two partitions one for mac and one for windows. Now Can i split the windows partition in to two partitions ...
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Creating an LVM group

I have rented a dedicated server with two 500gb hardisks running centos 6. On this server there are 3 partitions. boot root 50gb swap 50gb empty 400gb Now I want to crate a logical olume group ...
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How do I extend a Windows partition that has the swap partition right after it?

I know there should be unallocated space to the right of this Windows partition, but the problem is that there is a swap partiton of 2Go, and the 56Go of unallocated space is at the very end. So how ...
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“No boot device available” W10, Dell Inspiron

I have a brand new (!) Windows 10 machine and it was fine until I tried to install Ubuntu 14 alongside W10 ... I created a 455Gb partition in the free space (only 1 HDD), created Root, Swap and Home ...
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Linux Mint not recognizing Windows 10 for dual-boot installtion

I was trying to install Linux Mint on a friend's Dell Windows 10 machine: He wants to have a dual-boot (both Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3). I created a bootable usb drive, disabled secure boot on ...
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How do I update my Windows recovery partition?

I got a HP PC which came with Win8.1 Pro, updated to Win10 in last summer and again to 1511 TH2 2 months ago. The recovery partition obviously contains the old Win8.1 wim image. What is the preferred ...
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Free Space Disk is Full Disk Space When installing dual boot Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint

I am currently using windows 8.1 professional on my laptop. I want to install Linux mint with dual boot on my laptop. My hard disk has 3 partitions C D (primary) and E (logical). I shrank my C ...
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Windows 7 can't reboot from hibernation

I have a Hp Pavilion dv6t laptop running Windows 7. The laptop has 4 primary partitions and out of the box HP has taken 2 drives for backup and some bios stuff. I needed a free primary partition to ...
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How are Windows 7's system partitions extended?

I want to extend my Windows partition (Windows 7), but the Extend Partition button is greyed out. Only shrinking is available. I have 7.33 GB unallocated, and I wish to extend the C: partition, which ...
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window startup can't access boot files like winload.exe

I am having a single 450GB drive on my laptop PC. I tried to shrink it using third party app "Minitool partition wizard" as the default disk management tool was saying "Not enough space available to ...