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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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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Windows 8.1 - Why are there multiple recovery partitions in the system?

DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 System 500 MB 1024 KB Partition 2 OEM ...
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Formatting a 3TB hard drive for media

I recently bought a 3TB internal SATA hard drive. This drive is strictly for my Anime collection. I want to use it to store my huge media (Video|Audio) collection. I don't have executables. I don't ...
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Decrease /boot size on Fedora 23

I have a problem with my /boot partition. It only has 200 MB which is insufficient - it is almost full. I have already unistalled old kernels (via dnf, keeping only the latest one) but there are ...
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Deleting external drive with healthy (primary partition) through cmd is not working

This is the method that I followed as answered in this question: Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument?
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Elementary os freya installer does not recognize existing OS and partitions

I have tried to install Elementary os freya on my laptop but in the partioning step it shows me a blank disk drive: 750 gb on unallocated space. when I start gparted (still in elementary os live usb) ...
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lvmcache — one cache pool for multiple origin LVs

I have a shiny new computer with a not-that-large SSD (120GB) and two gigantic spinning-rust HDs (3TB each). I want to partition it as follows: swap (~128GB), operating system (~128GB), and data (...
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Linux access to Windows 7 dynamic volumes (striped or mirrored)

I'm considering setting up a dual-boot system for the first time for many years. My plan for the system is to set it up as follows: SSD for both system partitions 2 identical hard disks, split ...
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Cannot shrink ntfs partition with GParted - couldn't update MFT error

I'm shrinking my data partition (>550 GB) to open up some space for installing Ubuntu (along side my existing Windows 7). However, I received this message: ERROR(30): Couldn't update MFT own ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Data Recovery using testDisk failing

Continuation of this question: I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using TestDisk. After selecting the partition and selecting Undeleted, it says, No deleted file found. ...
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Hide non VHD partitions

I have two partition on my HDD: C and D. On D: I have a vhd image (with windows 7 ultimate) that I use to boot from. When I'm running the OS from VHD I can still access my physical parititons. Is it ...
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Copying files from ext4 to NTFS

I am trying to copy some files from an Ubuntu-based (ext4) external drive I have to my NTFS external drive. I opened up ext4 hard drive in Windows (it's read only) and started copy / pasting to NTFS. ...
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Does Windows trim unpartitioned (unformatted) space on an SSD?

Laptop with Windows 10 Pro v1511 x64, with 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO as system drive. In an attempt to overprovision space on the SSD, I just shrunk the system partition from about 475 GB to 400 GB. ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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Powerful disk editor for linux like Acronis Disk Editor

I would like to have a powerfull disk viewer / editor (raw hex editor) like Acronis Disk Editor. It shows the absolute sector, cilinder, head and relative sector for the part you are looking at, and ...
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are there any steps available to cross compile gdisk?

We need gdisk(from gptdisk) for am335x based custom board. We are using Linux OS on the board. We need to cross compile it. Is there any guide for the same ? I am not able to find any guide for the ...
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Any good reason to slice a LUN and create several VGs instead of create just one VG?

I'm the new administrator for a Linux RHEL box which uses a fibre channel 1-TB LUN disk. I find amazing the following: this LUN has been sliced by means of GNU parted(1), then each slice is turned ...
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External Hard Disk cannot be formatted after dd command on Mac OS

I was trying to create a bootable disk to install Windows 10 on one of my PCs. I was doing it on my Mac using a 500GB external hard disk. This is the command I have used on the Terminal to change the ...
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Restoring boot manager for secondary harddrive with windows 7 installed

A while back I took the hard drive out of my laptop and put it on my computer. I never got round to removing the windows install but removed the partition. I now need access to windows 7 so I thought ...
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Is a VeraCrypt partition slower?

I just got a new external hard drive. I want to create an encrypted partition on it with VeraCrypt. I did the same thing with a similar drive. I just copied a file over to it and the speed was about ...
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Can I recover my HDD data after clean installing Win 7 on SSD, after the installation created System Reserved Partition in the HDD instead of the SSD?

I can't find the solution by searching the forums because I lack too much knowledge about partition tables functioning. I've found this quite similar situation Recover or recreate partition after &...
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GPT disk created in Windows 7 not properly recognised by Windows 10

I have an internal 3 terabyte WD Black disk that was set up as GPT (presumably?) and formatted with one NTFS partition spanning the entire disk under Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10, the ...
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Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Assigned Letter C to System Reserved Partition

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server that installed a System Reserved Partition of 100MB and the Boot Partition on Disk 0. For some unknown reason, the System Reserved partition is assigned drive letter C. ...
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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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Shrinking/Extending partitions in Windows 8.1

I have a 4TB HDD and it was partitioned like Partition 1 Unallocated 503GB Unallocated 4GB Partition 2 and I decided to extend second partition with these unallocated ones, BUT, such a problem ...
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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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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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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...
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Reuse broken disk

My Western-Digital hard drive (WDC WD3200BEVT-80A0RT1) got broken yesterday. I don't care about the data on it, but I want to reuse this disk. As long as I do not have Windows installation DVD anymore ...
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Duplicate disk shows in explorer, not in disk management

I have a case where a duplicate of one of my drive somehow gets listed in my file explorer. As per below, the file explorer and get-psdrive will show an H: drive that is the same as K: Also this H: ...
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How to reclaim free space after attempting to resize Windows partition with GParted

This is on an OS X Macbook Air with a Boot Camp partition I had a working Win7 boot camp partition that was too small. Being lazy, I googled how to resize it and got a guide for GParted. I ...
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Unallocated space cannot be used for other partitions

Some weeks ago I installed the latest Ubuntu OS version on my PC. I gave it 12GB of space and then 4GB for the hibernation temp storage. Yesterday I realized that I wasn't going to use it any more so ...
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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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Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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Removing Junk Software/Partition That Comes On USB Stick

Okay so I bought a EMTEC 8GB thumb drive today to load a LIVE bodhi(ubuntu) on in order to repair my system. Right now, I am currently booted on a debian live CD (Elive) I'm trying to install Bodhi ...
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Why would there be two separate recovery partitions

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with Windows 8.1, a 24 GB SSD drive, and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the Hard Drive was partitioned into six segments: ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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Consolidation of Free Space on Ext4

I'm building an linux installation which then will be pushed to various devices with different means of mass storage. Therefore, I'd like to shorten the partitions lengths before creating an image to ...
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Unable to See Partition While Installing Windows XP

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a 500 GB HDD that had three partitions and am looking to combine into one so I can re-distribute the space and reinstall WinXP and W7 for a ...
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Customizing XenServer partitions

I wanted to install XenServer onto a hard disk with existing data on it, by customizing the partitioning and LVM volumes, but I found that the Anaconda installer does not seem to provide any options ...
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Recovering HDD partition table using Testdisk

I have a total of 4 operating systems installed on my notebook. I use a WD Blue 1TB 2.5" internal HDD. The installed OSes are Win XP, Win 7, Win 8 and Ubuntu. Of these, Windows XP only boots when I ...
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Disk Image Clone Issues

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB HDD that I want to clone onto a much faster 120GB SSD, without particular partitions. The software which came with the SSD, Acronis True Image HD, keeps running ...
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How to Create a Filesystem on Dynamic-sized Virtual Drive - VirtualBox on Windows 7 Host, Ubuntu Guest

Moved here from StackOverflow I made my VirtualBox (4.3.0) Ubuntu VM (on Win 7 host) too small. I have the choice of enlarging the virtual disk (all I read makes that sound dangerous and complicated) ...
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Werster Digital WD20EZRX 2 TB drive not showing in Windows xp but detects in ROM

I have system with Processor: core 2 quad q9650 Motherboard: Intel DG33FB mother Ram: 4GB I have dual operating system Windows Xp pro 32 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit operating system installed. ...
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For raid1, does btrfs check which partitions are on the same device?

I have btrfs on two partitions using btrfs's raid1 mode: /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 Now I plan to run btrfs device add /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb2, so I'll have four partitions: /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb2 /...
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How to resize an lvm volume (after lvresize got corrupted. is it possible to revert?)?

I did following under the root login (shrinking /home, expanding /var): umount /home lvresize -L-7G /dev/mapper/myvg-home it was warning: WARNING: Reducing active logical volume to 28.89 GiB ...
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Operating System Not Found, Media Test Failure Check Cable, BIOS Shows 10GB HDD Size

I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop. my harddisk partitions are not visible when i try to install OS. In the BIOS the HDD size is 10GB only. But my laptop had 320GB. on boot it shows: PXE ...
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Rebuilding a RAID 1 without data loss, recover from unallocated partition data

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-M/Pro Gen 3 RAM: 32GB (4 x 8GB) Power Supply: corsair HX850 HDDs:Configuration before the problem: 1 x 128GB SSD for Windows 7 professional 64-bit 2 x 3TB drives in RAID 1 on the ...