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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Hard drive stopped working after trying to delete a partition

So I recently got an SSD, put it in my machine, installed my OS on it which is Windows 8.1 64bit, and after booting everything was perfect. I had an older hard drive of 1TB, and an SSD of 120GB. The ...
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Hard disk fails suddenly

I was using my laptop perfectly no signs of hard disk failure or any problem of any sort then when I tried to start my computer it gave me no boot device screen I took the SATA hard disk out and ...
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Windows BSOD 'Inaccessible boot device' on Bootcamp/Macbook

thank you for reading my post! I am running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on my Macbook. For over a year I didn't have any trouble with it. Yesterday, the Windows partition failed to boot and I get a blue ...
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Loss of space on a 16 Gb flash after format

So, I have a friend who has a flash drive that was playing music on a dvd player. Everything was great then all of a sudden it just stopped. First, I tried to do some data recovery on it but the ...
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How to install Windows 8+ with drives mapped as directories

I do not know if it is even feasible at installation time. My setup is as follow : One 32Gb SSD One 1Tb HDD On the HDD, i'd like to create two partitions, one for the programs, one for the users ...
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Installing Windows 10 from the Internal HDD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 Partition (C:) and a partition which contains my data. I currently have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Image. Can I install Windows 10 directly by running the 'Setup.exe'? I ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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Windows NTFS partition disappeared from Disk Defragmenter

I've recently installed modded windows 8.1 version (it has some of the redundant features uninstalled to make it lighter and faster: Polish forum link (they are good!) It is running perfectly smooth ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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Doubts of CONSECUTIVE “Unallocated” spaces HD [duplicate]

I have this HD partition. I want to know: If it is normal to have two consecutive "Unallocated" space? What sense does it? You can see I have two: 162.35GB The Right Side of the first ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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Will erasing my entire hard drive to install a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 corrupt the EFI setup?

My Windows 8.1 installation is horribly slow. I don't know the exact reason but I've tried EVERYTHING I could to solve its sluggishness problem, but nothing worked. Therefore I plan to reinstall a ...
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GParted - Testing for problems after shrinking too close to the data

I used gparted to shrink a 1TB volume with about 458GB of data to 470GB. I had Ubuntu installed. Apparently it went well at first. I restarted and Ubuntu had problems logging in Unity. It said there's ...
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Access Files from a restricted partition

I am attempting to gain read-only access to memory from the Windows partition of my computer. I determined there was no mount point for it (according to sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ro /dev/sda4 ...
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How to make hidden partitions accessible in windows 8?

I've read a similar question here, but that solution doesn't work for me... The current partitions on my laptop (2nd hand ASUS Vivobook) look like this: As you can tell I have a 500G HDD and 24G ...
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Cannot mount /dev/sdb1, getting a bad option, bad superblock error

Trying to mount /dev/sdb1 on my linux server and I am getting the following error. Here is the output of the mount command as well as mount, lsblk, and fdisk -l. I see in fdisk -l that dev/sdb shows a ...
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Unhibernate Windows w/o direct access

I attempted to repair my boot partition with boot-repair yesterday, which worked, except that partition I have Windows 8.1 on is hibernated. As of now, I am still unable to boot my computer to ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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how can I shrink logical volume and create new partition if the logical volume to shrink is present in the middle?

I have a HDD of size 120Gb, that has RHEL6 with 2 physical partitions sda1: /boot sda2: LVM managed Logical volumes VolGroup00 VolGroup00 contains following logical volumes /lv_root 36G /lv_opt 45G ...
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GParted shows false partition information after resize2fs of ext4 partition

I expanded my mdadm RAID 5 from 5 to 6 4TB disks and grew the raid. That all worked well. After I tried to expand the ext4 filesystem in GParted, which failed because of the 16TB limit. Afther the ...
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Use system reserved partition to create another partition

I have deleted the System Reserved Partition of 100 MB in my pc, a screen shot of the Disk Management shows like this: Then I tried to create a primary partition by merging 101 MB and 11GB ...
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Some Advice on Installing Linux Mint [closed]

I am going to Dual-boot my machine with Linux Mint Cinnamon(With multimedia support). My configuration is as follows: Intel Pentiun G630 500 GB Hard Disk 2 GB DDR3 RAM As I am new to installng a ...
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OCZ RevoDrive W7 migration issues to Samsung 850 EVO

trying to migrate W7 from OCZ revodrive to samsung ssd via the migration tool samsung provides. The cloning process seems to go through ok, but for some reason, it creates 2 partitions on the samsung ...
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After upgrading to an SSD, lost access to Windows refresh options. How do I get it back?

I upgraded my notebook from a spinning disk to an SSD. It's smaller (1TB vs 500GB), but by shrinking the main Windows partition I was able to fit all data, including the recovery partitions. However, ...
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Windows does not recognize HDD after reformatting one partition

I have 2 hard disk drives on my computer : On the first one, I have only Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed (dual boot) The second HDD has 5 Partitions where I saved documents. Initially, all ...
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Small SSD to Large SDD cloning, why isn't it allocating remainder of space?

I'm upgrading from a 120gb PNY SSD to a 500gb Samsung 850 SSD. I cloned the 120gb SSD using EaseUS Todo Backup onto the larger SSD. But it seemed to copy the setup of my smaller drive. So on my ...
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Unable to merge Primary and Logical paritions

I'm trying to increase the size of my C: drive(boot) I want to reduce the size of my D drive and merge the unallocated partition to C drive. I've tried the Disk Management tool in Windows 7, but that ...
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USB Drive missing space, no unallocated space found in Device Manager

I followed the link below to try and fix this issue but unfortuantly DiskPart, GParted or any other method has been unsuccessful. It's a 32GB flash drive and I'm seeing 1.8GB. Any ways of totally ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...
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Partitioning on Mac OS X (Yosemite)

I am facing a strange problem in Mac OS X (Yosemite). I have 2 partitions but I am unable to understand how much space is being used up in the primary partition. Reports on Screens 2 and 3 are quite ...
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Move Windows 8.1 to beginning of disk

I have 1TB hard disk drive where 700GB is reserved for my personal files. Remaining space is for Windows 8.1. Problem is that Windows 8.1 with their 4 partitions is at end of disk, so I can't extend ...
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How to fix “Windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt): VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard WARNING: Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. ...
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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 [closed]

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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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 ...