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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QEMU guest system starts off /dev/sdc but won’t start from a raw image

I have a copy of Windows XP installed on a hard drive which I would like to run with QEMU. When I start it directly from the HDD it runs fine: qemu -m 256 -hda /dev/sdc Starting ...
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Mount or extract data from LVM partiiton inside of a RAW IMG File?

I have a raw disk .img file (running file indicates that it is a "DOS/MBR boot sector" file). Running mmls produces the following output: DOS Partition Table Offset Sector: 0 Units are in 512-byte ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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Which partition looks least important? I need a spare partition for Ubuntu

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu for a while, but, I've ran into the "too many partitions" problem, but I am not sure which to make into extended ones, and which not to. Sorry for low quality ...
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How can I backup my data from a partition so that i can restore to windows later?

To start off I do not know much about Ubuntu in general so be gentle. I tried to do a dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu, which failed and I can no longer boot to windows because of a disk error. ...
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Samba On Linux: Allow Sharing Of Files In FUSE-Mounted Partition

I have this server at home with a single SSD with the following partition scheme: sda1 = 512 MB - EFI Partition sda2 = 512 MB - FAT Boot Partition sda3 = 3096 MB - Linux-swap sda4 = 20 GB - Ext4 (OS) ...
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How many partitions can windows handle if you include Linux

Am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista. So far I have three primary partitions (windows) (Eisa) (Recovery). How many Linux partitions (root, home, swap) can I create on free space without ...
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Dual/Triple Booting without BootMGR/GRUB/others using PHYSICAL HDD's

For starters I have looked over EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives? but TBH it's a little complicated for me, maybe just because I'm unfamiliar with the terminology. All I know ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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The best practice to migrate to an SSD and add Ubuntu

First some details. I am running Windows 7 on a laptop. I've cut my C: drive down to ~100gb, and have a 250g SSD which I will replace my internal HDD. I would also like to install Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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SD Card voids writes

I have a 2 GB SD card that I plug into my computer through a switchless USB adapter. At first, the SD card was unformatted, so I gave it a msdos partition table and a total FAT32 partition. I use the ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [on hold]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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What happens if I install Linux mint on preinstalled partition which has Ubuntu14.04?

I already have installed Ubuntu14.04 on partition on my hdd but it is not starting up so I want to install Linux Mint?Can I do that and what will if I do that?
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How to change “system” drive to another

I'm in deep trouble here (4 a.m. local time should give u some idea). My HDD has a primary partition and an extended partition with 3 logical drives in it. My problem is related to C and D drives ...
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How to password-protect an external hard drive or an external USB drive [closed]

I've got: 1 external 120GB USB hard drive (TrekStor DataStation pocket capa) 2 16GB external USB drives (EMTEC) 2 32GB or 64BG external USB devices (SanDisk, one is USN 2.0 and the other USB 3.0, I ...
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Is it possible to restore an image from Acronis into a single partition, instead of the whole disk?

I haven't worked with Acronis yet (or any other OS cloning software), but as far as I know, it has to be restored on a blank HDD instead of a single partition (out of 2 or more). So, is that possible ...
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Continuously partition after resize [closed]

I run parted->resizeparted to a specific partition (for shrinking). How i can make now to all the partition to be Continuously Start\End (I don't want unallocated place + i don't want to use GPARTED). ...
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Change the location of GPT partition

I have a GPT partition table. I want to change the start and the end location in this table to specific partition. How can i do it without using Gparted. Thanks
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I want to shrink Windows 7 partition, expand Ubuntu partition, remove swap partition. [closed]

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on laptop. There is very little space (9 GB) for Ubuntu, and unnecesary 8GB swap partition which would never be used anyway (there is a lot of RAM on this ...
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what are these tmpfs partitions/folders for and how to remove them?

I am running Fedora 20. I got the following output for the $df -h $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 11G 8.0G 2.1G 80% / devtmpfs ...
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Do TLC MicroSDs and SSDs need a special tuning for proper alignment?

TLC flash memory has three bits per cell, so block sizes (at various levels) are divisible by three. As a result, when you align the partition just like “use a power of two, 1GiB will be surely ...
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Kali Linux can't see my windows partitions

I am installing Kali Linux 1.0.9 on my ASUS K55VM (HDD 931 GB) in order to make it dual boot with Windows 7 64 bit installed.when I run the installer from live USB drive, At the point of detecting ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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Adding partition to image file of an android

I have an image file of an android. I want to add a partition to this Image without deleting the existing data. I tried to do it with mkpart but all the data deleted.
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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NTFS drive not working

I copied some files from another computer to my western digital external hard drive and then after I connected it to my PC Windows can't recognize my NTFS drive. A few month ago I changed partions to ...
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Can I move a partition on a virtual disk to physical disk?

When installing Windows 7 64-bit three years ago on my new build, I had to use a software tool (Seagate DiskWizard) to create a 'virtual' hard drive as I was using a 3TB drive (over the 2TB supported ...
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hard disk missing 100 GB under linux [closed]

Recently I found out that my hard disk is missing space. I restarted my pc and the missing space is still missing. How can I fix this?
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Convert MBR based install to GPT based

I recently re-installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook, in MBR mode, since I was not able to make the UEFI recognize the flash drive as EFI bootable (then I did not make any research in this topic, but ...
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How to make free space at the beginning of a partition?

On my PC with Windows 7 I have 2 partition C and D and some reserved space. | reserved space | C partition | D partition | some unused space| And I want to shrink D and then increase C ...
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Part of my SSD is in Windows 7 is reserved and I can’t seem to access it

I recently added a 120 GB SSD to my PC and mirrored the system on my 500GB HDD. When that happened it ended up reserving 40GB of the SSD to the system. But the system is on the other 80GB. So now I ...
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fdisk shows existing partition in brand new hdd

I just bought a hard disk (Seagate ST2000DM001) and got from fdisk that it is already partitioned. crown mnt # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Recover files without formatting from data on a seemingly corrupted Seagate Wireless Plus.

I have a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB hard disk. Last week, when I was copying videos from my DVD collection to the hard disc, the DVD drive somehow stopped working. Now I cannot access my hard disc ...
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HyperV: Best way to sharing Host Partition with all Guest Machines?

I'm trying to set up a lab environment. I have a guest with 1 2TB harddrive 16gb ram running Server 2012R2. My host partition is is split like this: C: 200GB HyperV (F): 600GB (this only contains ...
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How can I swap a HDD with Crucial BX100 SSD?

At work I have swapped HDDs for SSDs on two Toshiba satellite pros running Windows 8.1. Both were Samsung 250GB SSDs. All I had to do was create recovery disk, swap in SSD, boot from recovery drive ...
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Can’t format Linux partition after reinstalling Windows

I was using 2 OSs, Windows 7—installed on C:—and Ubuntu—on a 60 GB partition next to G:. Now, I changed the processor and motherboard and reinstalled Windows. Ubuntu was left untouched. When I start ...
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Recover GPT Unformatted Partition

I have a 500GB HDD, with a partition that I tried to move. After moving it, I found it is still in the starting place, but now I don't have access to it anymore. I tried to recover it with EaseUS ...
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Add partition cannot change to D

I want to change a path of a new volume in windows 7 to D. I cannot chose in the disk management the letter D, I already tried to delete the D in the register; only this didn't work out as well. I ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition ...
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Does switching SATA/AHCI mode in BIOS affect Windows OS and data in the hard disks

Suppose the following situation: Each desktop machine have 3 internal SATA hard disks of different sizes (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) The BIOS have 3 types of SATA/AHCI mode (Disabled/IDE, RAID and AHCI) ...
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Does installing Windows 10 next to Ubuntu remove original Windows 7 recovery?

I want to install Windows 10 next to the Ubuntu and I have a little problem. My notebook HP 620 has got originally 4 primary partitions (MBR): SYSTEM (315 MB) NTFS - Files for booting Windows? ...
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Windows 7 64bit not recognizing HDD over 746GB but BIOS does

I am almost to the end of figuring out this problem. First, I had my desktop running a raid setup, and had several issues with my 3tb HDD not showing above 746gb. I then used GParted to partition ...
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Damaged partition table in dual boot system

Since this morning grub fails to boot to any of my two operating systems (Windows 7, Xubuntu 14.04) and gives me a grub_rescue prompt. I first tried to boot into Xubuntu but I could not ls in any of ...
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Disk Management shows incorrect volume size

Earlier I shrunk drive C using Disk Management but ran into "The parameter is incorrect" error. I now have the following situation: According to the top pane in the following screenshot, Disk 0 ...
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How I Install Windows 10 If Error Comes [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu. I want to install Windows 10 over the copy of Windows 8 Pro. I have formated the Windows 8 Pro system drive but when installing Windows 10 an error comes up: We ...
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recovering scrambled ext4 partitions

My year old 3TB Seagate drive stopped working. The drive had 3 ext4 1TB partitions which hold almost 2 years of accumulated data. I was using it in a ubuntu server when the mounted partitions stopped ...
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Partion wrong style to install windows, no OS already installed

I installed SteamOS (A Linux based OS) and there were various little problems that happened. For example, it didn't detect my keyboard (something to do with the OS). I decided to remove this OS and ...