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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Why my new partition disappears?

I use windows 7 Pro. I shrink from Drive C for creating a new partition using Disk Management. After entering the amount of space and pressing Shrink button, the amount decreases from Partition C but ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ...
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Is cloning a partially allocated 2 TB drive (src) to a 1TB drive (dst) possible?

I am thinking of trying to clone some clean installs of Windows OSes (dual-boot) from a (src) 2TB drive (1863 GB) to a (dst) 1TB drive (931.5 GB). The 2 OS partitions on (src) would only be 200 GB ...
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Move command takes to long to be processed Windows?

In Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium when I issue a move command from a partition of the HDD to the last partition of the same HDD it takes too long to process. Before the actual procedure commences the ...
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Creating and enabling an internal storage swap partition on rooted Android Kitkat [migrated]

System: Rooted Android 4.4 phone (actual rom: CM 11 Milestone 6) with 1GB ram, plenty of internal storage, but no sdcard slot. My phone's partition scheme is unmodified CyanogenMod 11. Problem: ...
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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How to manage this unallocated space?

That's how my whole drive looks like and the options that I can do with the Unallocated space. I have unallocated that space from the C:/ drive. I want to make it Free and add it to the Free space on ...
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SSD partition as cache for torrent?

I download some data using P2P, and I have the same issue as other uTorrent users lately - the famous and feared "Disk Cache Overload 100%" message. It cripples my system into a no-go when there's a ...
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Make new partition table

Gdisk shows that I have only MBR type partition table. Is there any solution to make a new partition table without losing my drives contents? I want to install Ubuntu side of my Windows 7 that is ...
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Share /boot partition between distros

I ran the default install of CEntOS 6.5 on my machine a couple months ago and have since added programs and files which I don't want to get rid of. I'd like to dual boot Ubuntu 14.x and am wondering ...
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RAID configurations are resetted after reboot-Ubuntu Server

I have configured software RAID 1 in Ubuntu Server. I have created RAID 1 and now one of the Disk fails so I removed it. I had attached a new disk. Created partitions as same like /sda from fdisk. ...
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How to deny access from Windows 7 to a Windows 8.1 drive?

I have dual-boot with Windows 7 installed on one partition of my hard drive and Windows 8.1 installed on the other partition. How to deny Windows 7 users access to the Windows 8.1 partition?
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How to get access to unaccessible SSD drive and weird partition volumes?

I bought a ASUS S46CB a month ago, and it boasted, among other features, two hard drives: a 20Gb SSD and a regular 1Tb hard drive. After booting, I saw that the 1Tb disk was splitted in half and ...
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increasing shrink space in windows 7

I am trying to install Linux on a machine that is currently running windows 7 home edition. I want to keep windows 7 and install windows in a partition. So I went to Disk Management, right-clicked ...
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Is it possible to restore a wiped MBR partition table on a machine that has not been rebooted?

While experimenting with how to fix this, I came across a suggestion to wipe the MBR, so I did. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bsize=512 count=1 Whoops. No partition table. Yes, I have backups, but ...
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How do I create a new recovery partition? Follow up to successful new SDD install

System Info: Sony VAIO VPCF115fm i7 Q720 Quad Core CPU (1.6 GHz) Turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU with 1 GB VRAM 500 GB spinning media hard drive (Seagate ST9500325AS) 6 GB DDR3 ...
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Overwrote startup disk's partition table with gdisk; how to restore?

I installed a new hard drive in my home server today, went to format it in gdisk (larger than 2 TB), set the changes and wrote them. Then I noticed that I had selected the wrong disk, in fact I just ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 installer doesnt detect any partitions, even after fixparts corrected partition table

Trying to install 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 I have four partitions (2 windows partitions), a ext4 for the ubuntu install, and a remaining ntfs data partition As a follow up to Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to make a UEFI partition explained [on hold]

I have a samsung np300ex, in the bios i have enable UEFI running Archlinux (3.17.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 30 20:49:39 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) i'm using syslinux as bootloader. I've never ...
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Can´t boot mcafee endpoint encryption partition

I have a notebook with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption on Windows 7. Yesterday, I made another partition and installed Ubuntu. But the notebook always boot to Ubuntu, instead of reconizing the partition ...
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Windows installation is in arcane sector

I think I found out what causes the problem where Windows is unable to start due to a logo screen freezing. I think this is actually pretty much obvious. Previously, I had active Windows ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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Truecrypt not enough space for hidden volume error

So I have tried this multiple times with different drives and keep getting this same error. "Not enough free space for the hidden volume! Volume creation cannot continue." I am getting this when ...
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Dual Boot Win 8.1 Fedora 20 - How to share a disk partition?

I am studying how to make a dual boot system with win 8.1 and fedora 20 (since I know it is kind of tricky) and have found lots of informations and step-by-step solutions. I guess that is not my ...
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Is there any way this disk might have some data on it?

I'm a bit confused here.. is this just empty space, no partition? Why are all the options greyed out? How do I add a parition without using a 3rd party tool? If I can't, would a 3rd party tool ...
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Accidentally resized a partition with Parted, can't mount it anymore

One hour ago I tried to resize a ext4 partition in a rescue system with parted, but I decided not to do it. I tried to leave it without saving but when I fixed the problem otherwise, I tried to boot ...
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Counting disk capacity using cylinder-head-sector model

Let's look at fdisk -l /dev/sdc output. # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 786 MB, 786432000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 95 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector ...
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Why is half of this SD card unpartitioned? [closed]

I came across a 2 GB MicroSD card that came out of an old phone. When I mounted it, only 1 GB was usable, and after some quick digging, realized that half of the SD card was partitioned as fat16, and ...
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Recover or recreate partition after “diskpart clean”

I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big ...
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Boot Linux from a GPT disk using SYSLINUX

From Booting from GPT (rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html), it says that both Grub & syslinux support booting Linux from a GPT disk. Anyone know how exactly can I use syslinux to boot Linux from a ...
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Recover or recreate partition after “diskpart clean”

I have a 128 GB SSD (C:) and 1TB HDD (D:) in my computer. Windows 7 was installed onto SSD drive but HDD drive -formatted probably as NTFS- had the boot loader, so in order to fix that, I made the big ...
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Reinstall windows 7 without disk [duplicate]

I want to reinstall windows 7 on my machine. I read this from http://www.pcworld.com/article/2364269/how-to-reinstall-windows-like-a-pro.html Windows, it’s up to the PC manufacturer to provide a ...
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Image created with dd as no partition

I installed Bodhi on my Acer C720P Chromebook. Before I started an Upgrade i created a backup with dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/path/to/image And of course the upgrade went wrong. I could set up the chromebook ...
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Rufus nor any other software can fix my 16GB usb drive after using RUFUS

I wanted to make a bootable USB drive using rufus. I opened the program went with all the default options and I clicked start BUT what I forgot to do is to select an iso because I thought it would ...
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Mount partition to several directories in linux

I have a PC with an SSD and an HDD. I'm running linux. I wish to put all the static (very rarely changing) files on the SSD and the rest on the HDD. To achieve that I'd like to have /boot, /usr, /lib, ...
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Windows ignores GPT disk and converts to MBR during installation

I have followed these steps to install windows 7 home premium x64 on a 3tb drive (asus z87-z motherboard): Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR (Master boot record) or GPT (GUID Partition Table) ...
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Clone drive to partition (onto 2nd drive with existing partitions), make both partitions on 2nd drive bootable

I have a failing hard drive (1tb) with a bootable Windows 7 installation on it. I have a new hard drive (3tb) with a new bootable Windows 7 installation (on one 1tb partition). How can I clone the ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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NTFS partition is incorrectly recognized as BitLocker partition

I tried both TestDisk and DiskGenius on this partition. Both of them recognize the partition as NTFS and are able to copy file out. However this is a 2TB disk so I don't want to waste time to copy ...
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Can external HDD be larger than 2TB with MBR?

I want to expand my media player’s storage with a 4 TB external HDD. The media player does not support GPT, however, just MBR. I read that MBR only allows a maximum partition size of 2 TB. Are ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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Hard drive partitioning failed. Now motherboard doesn't post with it

So I have a hard drive with 3 primary partitions. I had Debian installed on my first primary partition (system), second one was extended, and I created third one for windows. So I went on installing ...
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How to reset a HDD to one partition

I have a HDD which seems to have its partitions messed up. At this point, I want to just make the entire HDD one partition clean and ready to go. Is there a way I can do this with the Windows CD CMD? ...
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How do I copy and write a partition table from one identical disk to another?

I've got several dozen Raspberry Pis that I use as part of a home lab experiment. I created an installation of Rasbian (the Pi-specific version of Debian) on one Pi, and I want to spread it to the ...
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Can't clone SSD with a Windows partition and a Linux partition

I recently installed with some effort Zorin OS (based on Ubuntu LTS 14.04) on another partition of my Intel SSD 335 (240 gb in total) and divided that other partition many smaller partitions of the ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from one hard disk with another hard disk connected containing another windows 7 installation

I tried to shrink a partition(not C: drive) from ubuntu using gparted so that I can allocate more space to C:. After the shrinking, Windows 7 won't boot. The grub screen shows up(dual boot win7 and ...
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Upgrading a 128GB SSD to 512GB SSD on a laptop - How do I clone the original one?

I've recently purchased Dell XPS 13, and I want to upgrade its' SSD to 512GB instead of the 256GB it has now. How can I clone the old drive to the new one while keeping the recovery partition and ...
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Can I repair EFI partition (Windows 8.1) from another Windows 8.1 Internal Hard or Ubuntu (Triple-Boot)?

I have a home-made Desktop PC with 2 Windows 8.1 (1 for Gaming, 1 for Regular work) and 1 Ubuntu. So last time I renamed my Gaming Windows from "Windows Boot Manager" to "Windows 8.1 Gaming" with ...
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Access an NTFS volume in Linux LVM from Windows

my system dual boots Windows 7 and Debian Linux. My linux partition uses LVM with a root swap setup. My swap size is 18 GB and the root size is 2 TB. I resized my root partition to 750GB to give me ...
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Cloned Linux does not recognize the new flash drive's space?

I installed CentOS 6 into my 4GB flash drive, and everything worked fine until I needed more space. I have another flash drive with 8GB of space (which is all I really need) and so I formatted it with ...